New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Heraid-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Virginia Ortiz, Cathy Schriewer, Metairie Ayala (Monday), Ecila Hutson (Sunday), Matt Pusitari, Juanita Ayala (Saturday), Roma Czarny, Darlene Deimel, Henry Dieters Hilmar Druebert, John Fodderie, Magdalene Garland, Kay Hetyn, Louise McKenna, Nora Moon, Betty Taylor, John Banton (Monday), Raymond Jentsch (Monday), Eleanor Koester (Monday), Howard Whitmarsh (Monday), Tillie Davis (Saturday), E.N. Delash-mutt (Saturday), MUdren English (Saturday), Alfred Erfurt, Sido Waldschmidt (Saturday), Johnny Salazar (Monday), Rey Fafhis (Monday).
Happy Anniversary to Donnie & Sandra Duncan (Saturday).
SMquicwTtMmial to be focus of NBISD program
Student Attending summer school at I Carl Schurz Elementary will explore I various aspects of life in New Braun fels over the past ISO yean, while they practice and sharpen reading, language and math skills. Carl Schurz will be I host to NBISD summer school third, fourth and fifth graden beginning June 8 and running through July 28 with session each Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Children will receive a large dose of history if local folks can be found to spend an hour or so during the summer sharing memories and memorabilia ; from New Braunfels' past.
The Help One Student to Succeed program (HOSTS) will be in operation each Tuesday and Thursday from June 14 through July 22 with hours running from 830 ajn. to 9:30 am and 9:30 am. lo 10:30 am HOSTS volunteers will spend one, or if they choose, two hours each week with a child.
Tilton will help students to accomplish tasks assigned by the teacher and to prepare an individual project that builds upon our rich heritage in New Braunfels.
Anyone interested in volunteering some time to this program may do so by calling Linda Bigham at 620-7333.
Farmers Market held coch Friday
The New Braunfels Farmers Market will be held each Friday, starting at 5 pm. at the Comal County Fairgrounds I on common bl
Call Herbert Doege at 625-7488 or 620-0438 for more information.
Women's Center vokav tee re needed
The Comal County Women's Center is seeking volunteers for its Alternative Choices program. Volunteers will assist groups as well as tutoring sessions, field trips and other chemical-free activities.
Cl'he New Braunfels Hera IdZe Hung invites lls readers lo submit asms lo Siammlisch According lo lh* Sophienburg Archives and members of lh* Gtrman community. "Slammlisch“ represents a sa ting place for members af lh* community lo gather and skirt lh* day s happenings We invite you to share with us)
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New Braunfels athletes participate in annual event in Austin.
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48 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, May 29,1994
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Suspect arrested after high-speed, rush hour chase
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Nbum Braunfels Police officers arrest a suspect outisde of Bavarian Manor Apartments Friday afternoon. The suspect's Identity was not released by Comal County Jail officials.
After leading local law enforcement officers in a high-speed chase through rush-hour traffic in the city Friday, a New Braunfels resident wanted to know where his car was as he was being led away to jail.
“It is being impounded ” said one of the arrcsl-mg officers "Why?" replied the suspect Hie suspect had earlier been pulled over on Interstate 35 for a traffic violation by Department of Public Safety Trooper l^rry Hancock. The suspect then bolted with his 1977 Chevy Cantaro as Hancock tned in vain to grab the
keys and rn the process was almost pushed into rushing traffic, said Hancock.
The suspect then led various vehicles of the DPS, New Braunfels Police, Sheriffs Deputies, and constables on a chase through city limits around 5 p m., through streets crowded with children playing nearby and people getting off work.
“Not only five o’clock traffic, five o’clock Memorial Day traffic. He just got lucky,” said Hancock “It’s a wonder he didn’t hit anybody as he came through Walnut (St.).”
Law officers trapped the suspect as he went into the Bavarian Manor Apartments As officers waited outside an apartment where the suspect had fled, they nabbed him as he tned to escape out the back window.
River Fever is back
Herald Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH (Above photo) Rafters end toobers enjoyed a brisk river flow this weekend as the season opening of the Guadalupe River wee welcomed by thousands of visitors. The Memorial Day weekend, the first big weekend of the summer, was hit-ting record proportions for many river outfitters. (Top right photo) The Gruene Crossing was lined with cars early Saturday ae visitors made their way to the river. (Bottom right photo) A New Braunfels police officer patrols the crowd crossing the Qruene Crossing bridge Saturday. See Tuesday's Heraid-Zeitung for weekend wrap up.
Last minute rush expected for appraisal protests
By ROGER CROTEAU
With less than a week left for Comal County property owners to protest their appraisals, staff at the Comal County Appraisal District are bracing for the last-minute rush that comes at the end of every May Lynn Rodgers, chief appraiser at the CC AD, said that 706 people had come in to protest their new property appraisals. Most were able to work things out in an informal meeting with an appraiser, but 163 have scheduled formal protest hearings before the Appraisal Review Board
Tuesday, May 31, is the deadline to file a formal, written, protest with the appraisal distnct "Last year we had 300 or 400 Appraisal Review Board hearings,’’ Rodgers said. “I am sure we will get close to that or pass that this year ” Last month, the CCAD mailed new appraisal notices to all county property owners Many home owners were surprised to see their appraisals rise by IO percent or more. Overall, the value of property in the county w ent up close to eight percent, pan of which was front new construction The property taxes people pay depend upon the appraised value of
their homes lf Ute city, sehixil district, county and other taxing entities keep the same tax rate, but a home owner’s appiuisal gixs up IO percent, his prop erty tax bill will still rise IO percent
A successful protest of a property appraisal can save money on property taxes
A person living in New Braunfels city limits, in the New' Braunfels Independent School District, with no exemptions on his Itoroe, who protested his appraisal last year would have saved close ut S23 in property taxes for every Si,OOO he had his appraisal reduced
An informal I tearing with an uprais
er can be set up by phoning the appraisal distnct at 625-8597.
lf a property owner is not satisfied with the outcome of that meeting, a written protest must be dropped off or mailed to the appraisal district by May 31
There is a one-page form available at the appraisal district office to file a protest
The Comal County Appraisal District is located behind the Hummel Museum at 178 E Mill Rodgers said he expens the last few clays before tile May 31 deadline to be hectic.-“Every year that is the case,” he said
Heraid-Zeitung to close for Memorial Day
From staff reports
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will be closed in observance of the Memorial I>ay holiday Monday Regular business hours will resume Tuesday at 8 a rn All local hanking institutions, the U S Post Office, the Comal County Courthouse and New Braunfels Utilities will be closed for the holiday.
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